Midland golfers in Fife

THE MIDLAND Golfers’ Alliance held the Eddie Sherry Pro-Am at Burntisland Golf last Wednesday. On a cold, wet, dreich day, Fife golfers dominated the prizes.

Burntisland professional Paul Wytrazek shared first scratch prize with Edzell +1 handicapper Gary Tough, both returning fine two-over-par 72s.

Gary also led John Gilchrist, Dunnikier Park, Archie Burton, Dunnikier Park, and Dougal Spaven, Pitlochry, to a three shot victory in the team prize.

Leading scores:

Scratch

72 - P. Wytrazek (P), Burntisland; G. Tough, Edzell.

73 - R. Stewart, Tulliallan.

74 - G. Finlay, Ballumbie Castle; N. Anderson, Monifieth.

Team

129 - G. Tough, Edzell, (+1), J. Gilchrist, Dunnikier Park, (6), A. Burton, Dunnikier Park, (3), and D. Spaven, Pitlochry, (8).

132 - C. Armstrong (AP), D. West (3), A. Maxwell (6) and J. Edmiston (14), all Burntisland.

133 - P. Wytrazek (P), G. Muir (5), H. Haldane (9) and B. White (8), all Burntisland.

Next week’s meeting is at Brechin on Thursday, March 21. Tee-times are from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

MGA Order-Of-Merit

Professional - 1, K. Hutton, Downfield, 375 points; 2, A. Webster, Edzell, 245; 3, C. Matheson, Falkirk Tryst, 230; 4, M. Pirie, Pitlochry, 195; 5, C. Knowles, Panmure, 175; 6 equal, M. Rae, Alyth, P. Wytrazek, Burntisland, 165; 8, G. Brown, Montrose, 155; 9, P. Brookes, Pitreavie, 140; 10, P. Jamieson, Dunblane New, 100.

Amateur - 1, G. Tough, Edzell, 595 points; 2, J. Gilchrist, Dunnikier Park, 255; 3 equal, R. Stewart, Tulliallan, W. Hutton, Pitlochry, 240; 5, G. Finlay, Ballumbie Castle, 225; 6, S. Blady, Monifieth, 220; 7, D. Spaven, Pitlochry, 215; 8 equal, G. Jenkins, Crieff, S. Cargill, Arbroath, 180; 10, D. Mitchell, Monifieth, 170.

Winter Leagues

Ballumbie Castle Seniors

RESULTS: Division One – Ian Paterson, 44 points; Jim Finlayson, 39; Brian Lee, 38. Division Two – Kenny Abbott, 36 points; Ron Beaton, 34; John Wallace, 33.

Carnoustie Club

RESULTS: D. Taylor and I. Frier lost to D. Kydd and J. Gilbert, 4 and 2; S. Fairweather and N. Merchant beat E. Kerr and A. Gilbride, 3 and 2; D. Ramsay and G. Robson halved with W. Gardner (reserve) and J. Watson; P. Gordon and N. Holland lost to J. Neeson and A. Boath, 8 and 6; T. Neal (reserve) and C. Saunders lost to S. Norrie and N. Watson, 7 and 6.

P W L D H+/- Pts

J. Gilbert 19 14 2 3 41 31

S. Fairweather 19 15 4 0 25 30

G. Robson 19 12 5 2 25 26

I. Frier 19 11 6 2 -5 24

N. Watson 19 11 7 1 13 23

A. Boath 19 10 7 2 23 22

E. Kerr 19 9 7 3 7 21

A. Gilbride 19 9 8 2 17 20

P. Gordon 19 10 9 0 5 20

J. Neeson 19 8 8 3 4 19

A. Brown 19 7 8 4 -8 18

D. Kydd 19 8 10 1 -11 17

S. Norrie 19 7 10 2 6 16

C. Saunders 19 7 10 2 -12 16

D. Ramsay 19 6 9 4 -14 16

J. Watson 19 7 10 2 -14 16

D. Taylor 19 6 10 3 -15 15

N. Merchant 19 6 10 3 -16 15

N. Holland 19 4 13 2 -30 10

G. Duncan 19 2 15 2 -36 6

Sweepstake - scratch (tie) J. Neeson, J. Gilbert, 76. Handicap, J. Watson, (8) 68.

Carnoustie Golf Club

RESULTS: week 18 – N.J. Fox and R. Matthew beat J. Webster and G. Chalmers 3 and 1; R. Naunton 2 points and J. Murray 2 points Round Robin W. McKenzie; A. Watson and R. Golden beat J. Matthew and I. Laurence 3 and 2. Sweepstake: 1, N.J. Fox 57; 2, J. Murray 58; 3, G. Chalmers 59.

P W L D Pts

G. Chalmers 18 13 4 1 27

J. Murray 18 12 5 1 25

A. Watson 18 11 6 1 23

R. Naunton 18 10 6 2 22

W. McKenzie 18 9 6 3 21

R. Golden 18 9 7 2 20

R. Matthew 18 8 9 1 17

N.J. Fox 18 7 9 2 16

J. Webster 18 7 9 2 16

I. Laurence 18 4 11 3 11

A. Stark 18 5 12 1 11

J. Matthew 18 3 14 1 7

Monifieth

RESULTS: R. Garbett res. and D. Eastaugh beat C. Cairnie and R. Long res. 3 and 2; R. Perry and M. McBride beat D. Mitchell and P. Gardiner 2 and 1; E. Radley and J. Ferrie beat D. Smart and C. Goodall 3 and 2; S. Hills and K. Scott beat F. Blyth and B. Rose 2 up; B. Stevenson and F. Anderson beat C. Hutcheon and L. Munro res. 1 up; K. Hutton and I. Nicoll res. Beat A. Reid res. And I. Kelly 1 up. Scratch – R. Perry 68; C. Cairnie 72. Handicap – R. Garbett (8), C. Goodall (16) 68.

P W L D Pts

R. Perry 18 15 3 0 47

D. Eastaugh 18 12 4 2 44

J. Ferrie 18 13 4 1 44

K. Scott 18 12 4 2 43

N.J. Anderson 18 11 5 2 40

F. Anderson 18 12 5 1 39

F. Blyth 18 9 7 2 38

P. Gardiner 18 10 6 2 36

B. Stevenson 18 9 6 3 36

I.C. Hutcheon 18 9 7 2 35

W. Rose 18 8 7 3 35

K. Hutton 18 7 9 2 34

S. Hills 18 7 10 1 33

I. Kelly 18 7 7 4 32

D. Mitchell 18 7 9 2 31

C. Hutcheon 18 8 9 1 31

M. McBride 18 6 11 1 29

D. Smart 18 5 11 2 29

C. Cairnie 18 6 12 0 27

E. Radley 18 6 11 1 27

C. Goodall 18 5 12 1 26

G.A. Smith 18 6 11 1 25

R. Liddell 18 5 13 0 25

W. Miller 18 3 15 0 18

Club Returns

Carnoustie Golf Club: Saturday, March 9, Championship Course, strokeplay, 13 holes, two-thirds handicap, CSS N/Q, all one class – B. Warden (4) 55; R.A. Goodman (4), T.E. Walls Snr. (4) 56. Burnside Course, strokeplay, 14 holes, two-thirds handicap, CSS N/Q, all one class – G.C. Anderson (1) 55; P.F. Howlett (7) 57; A.P. Anderson (10), G. Begg (10), A.B. Anderson (1) 60. Buddon Links, strokeplay, 18 holes, CSS N/Q, all one class – no scores returned. Sunday, March 10, Championship Course, strokeplay, 13 holes, two-thirds handicap, CSS N/Q, all one class - no scores returned. Burnside Course, strokeplay, 14 holes, two-thirds handicap, CSS N/Q, all one class – no scores returned. Buddon Links, Strokeplay, 18 holes CSS N/Q, all one class – no scores returned.

Grange: Saturday Stableford Winter Cup, CSS 74, Section One – D. Cree (8) 34; R. Laing (3) 32; J.A. Speid (7) 30. Section Two – D. Greig (14) 31 bih; D.I. Parrott (15) 31 bih; R. Hutton (23) 31.